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COVID-19 Update – message from Water New Zealand President, Kelvin Hill

As we come to the end of our second week under Level 4 Lockdown, I want to take this opportunity to thank you all for the highly professional way in which you have responded to the challenges we face.

Water is an essential service and vital to the well-being and health of our communities. As water professionals, you have worked collaboratively with colleagues, shared knowledge and supported each other.

In this Pipeline, we aim to provide you with the latest information and links to resources to assist you. We will continue to work hard to ensure we provide the support, information and news you need to help us all through these challenging times.

 Please continue to stay safe and don’t hesitate to reach out for information and support.

Kua rere tātou ki te wai kōtahi – We’re in this together

Ngā mihi nui, Kelvin

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Latest Updates

COVID-19 Webinar: Significance and impact of the Pandemic for the Water Sector

As a result of the current coronavirus pandemic and the necessity to better understand, monitor and respond to the situation, Prof. Rosina Girones, Research Group Leader at the University of Barcelona, and Prof. Gertjan Medema, Principle Microbiologist at KWR, share in-depth insights on the latest research and outlook for the whole water sector.

Duration: 1 hour
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COVID-19 Essential Workers Guidance 

Water Services Association of Australia and Dr Dan Deere have produced this guidance material for keeping essential workers safe in the workplace. 

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New campaign to raise awareness around flushing Wet Wipes 

Bin it, Don’t block it.

Water New Zealand has prepared a social media infographic emphasising the importance of keeping our emergency workers safe by keeping pipes free from wipes. Only flush the 3p's: poo, pee and toilet paper, everything else, including paper towels, and tissues must go in the bin.

Please share this social media infographic and help keep our emergency wastewater workers safe.

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Stay up to date with COVID-19

Here at Water New Zealand, we have constantly been updating our website with the latest information about COVID-19, plus resources and facts around water-related issues that have arisen from the pandemic. We will continue to work hard to ensure we provide the support, information and news you need to help us all through these challenging times.

Keep up to date with the latest information on COVID-19 here

Coronavirus Research Webcast

Look under  Upcoming Events to see how you can join the Water Research Foundation COVID-19 webinar on Friday, 17 April, 7:30 am (NZST).

Industry News

Countdown Supports Efforts to Reduce Wastewater Blockages 

Countdown is supporting efforts to stop wet wipes ending up in New Zealand's wastewater systems by rolling out signage in all of its stores reminding customers not to flush them.

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MOH Portal for Non-Health Essential Services to Request PPE

MOH now have a portal for non-health essential services to request PPE from the national reserve supply. Note at this stage it is only face masks available through this channel.

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Torjanuv - COVID-19 and Water 

As the world continues to grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic, questions about the virus’s potential transmission and/or persistence in drinking water and wastewater are being asked.

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New Zealand Land Treatment Collective Latest Newsletters

The NZLTC March and April newsletters focus on the latest COVID-19 research and implications for wastewater.

Full papers mentioned in the March newsletter are freely available to you as a PDF, you just need to email bronwyn.humphries@esr.cri.nz

April Newsletter 

March Newsletter 

WEF- How to stay COVID Free Infographic

The Water Environment Federation has created an infographic on "How to stay COVID free at a Waste Resource Recovery Facility (WRRF)" also known as a Wastewater Treatment Plant. 

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Upcoming Events

Latest Coronavirus Research Update Webcast 

Friday, 17 April, 7:30 am (NZST) 

The Water Research Foundation is hosting this webinar as part of a series to provide technical updates and information on COVID-19. 

The presenters are experts in infectious disease control, virology, water and wastewater engineering, personal protective equipment (PPEs), outbreak epidemiology, pandemic trends, and risk emergency response. The presenters will provide participants with up-to-date technical details, resources, and published public health recommendations as they continue to learn more about this ongoing pandemic.

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Stormwater 2020

15-17 July | Tauranga

We have now postponed from 27 – 29 May until 15 – 17 July and will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation. We are monitoring and managing the risks and will be putting in place all steps and precautions as recommended by the Ministry of Health to help ensure the safety of Stormwater Conference delegates and visitors.

Head to our website for the latest updates.

IPWEA NZ Conference Confirms New Dates

2-4 December 2020 | Dunedin

IPWEA is pleased to confirm NEW dates for IPWEA NZ 2020, being Wed 2 – Fri 4 December 2020. IPWEA is currently working with the speakers to transfer to the new dates and any changes to the programme will be updated on the conference website.

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Job Vacancies

Hauraki District Council 

Utilities Reticulation Specialist Serviceperson 

Here is your opportunity to make a real difference in the community, working for Local Government to deliver the essential services that make New Zealand a great place to live.

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Nelson City Council

Activity Engineer Regional Sewerage and Landfill Services

The partnering of Nelson City Council and Tasman District Council to jointly manage wastewater treatment and landfill services presents a unique opportunity for an Activity Engineer (Asset Manager) position, spanning both regions.

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Taupo District Council 

Senior Operator Serviceperson Water Treatment 

Taupō District Council’s Water Treatment Team need a senior operator for our water team.

Closing date: Friday, 10 April 2020

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Relief Operator/Serviceperson

Taupō District Council’s Water/Wastewater Renewals team is seeking a suitably experienced person to fill the position of Relief Operator/Serviceperson.

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Talent ID Recruitment LTD 

The newly created role of Asset Manager has become available in Rotorua where you will have the opportunity to build and lead a new asset management team.

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